Home Archive Vol.43, No.3, 2017 Squamous Esophageal Carcinoma Synchronous to Pericolic Malignant Conjunctive Tumor

Squamous Esophageal Carcinoma Synchronous to Pericolic Malignant Conjunctive Tumor

MANUELA IOANA VASILE(1), S.Ş. MOGOANTĂ(2), D.I. VÎLCEA(2), C.S. MIREA(2), DANA MARIA ALBULESCU(3), T.V. DUMITRESCU(2), M. POPESCU(3), E. Moraru(2)

(1)Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, Romania, (2)Second Surgical Clinic, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, Emergency Clinical Hospital Craiova, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Esophageal carcinoma represents a great diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to the anatomical situation and physiopathology of the disease. The medical challenge can be even greater since esophageal carcinoma can evolve concomitant to another malignant tumor with different localization. This paper’s aim is to present a case of squamous esophageal cancer associated to another primitive malignant tumor-malignant pericolic conjunctive tumor, this kind of association being singular in medical literature from our knowledge. Upon emergency presentation the patient was sketching a sub-occlusive syndrome with mild anemia and inflammatory syndrome, somehow suggesting a possible right colon cancer. However, discreet upper digestive pole symptomatology that, on first sight, seemed secondary, made the consultant to perform a superior digestive endoscopy that raised a strong suspicion of early stage esophageal carcinoma. Further exploration was not completed because occlusive complication occurred and the patient needed emergency surgery. On laparotomy a stenotic right colic angle tumor was discovered that later proved to be extra-mucosal, with conjunctive origin. Our paper focuses on highlighting the crucial importance of the imagistic explorations in the primary diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma, in the correct staging (lymphatic extension, loco-regional or distant metastases) and also for malignant tumors with another localization that can radically modify the therapeutic strategy.
    Keywords: squamous esophageal carcinoma, synchronous cancers, medical imaging

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.43.03.17 


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